Lowry, DeRozan shine as Raptors get even

May 24, 2016

Lowry, DeRozan shine as Raptors get even

A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game ...

Thunder dominate Warriors in Game 3

May 23, 2016

Thunder dominate Warriors in Game 3

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder gave the Warriors as complete a beating as they experienced during their record-setting season. Suddenly, a second straight title seems to be anything but a given for Golden State. Now the Warriors are just trying to survive. ...

Raptors come up big to end Cavaliers' playoff streak

May 22, 2016

Raptors come up big to end Cavaliers' playoff streak

Cleveland’s perfect playoff run went south in the north. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds, and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers ...

Thunder looking to bounce back after big loss against Warriors

May 21, 2016

Thunder looking to bounce back after big loss against Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder have valuable experience bouncing back from disaster. In Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the San Antonio Spurs rolled past the Thunder by 32 points. Oklahoma City responded by beating the Spurs in San Antonio 98-97 the next game, ...

May 20, 2016

Orlando Magic hand coaching reins to Vogel: source

The Orlando Magic moved quickly to fill their coaching vacancy, agreeing to a deal with Frank Vogel just a week after the position suddenly became available. Vogel and Magic officials met during the day Thursday and reached a deal, which will not be final ...

Cavaliers roll past Raptors in Game 2

May 20, 2016

Cavaliers roll past Raptors in Game 2

Overshadowed as the Golden State Warriors shot down history during the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are making this postseason their own. Perfectly. LeBron James recorded a triple-double and Cleveland improved to 10-0 in the playoffs with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors ...

Irving reaching new level for Cavs during postseason

May 19, 2016

Irving reaching new level for Cavs during postseason

Kyrie Irving dribbled behind his back and then behind his back again, leaving Toronto’s Cory Joseph grasping at air. Irving pulled off a few other dizzying spins and other did-he-just-do-that moves while finishing with 27 points, five assists and two steals. He even got ...

Curry dazzles again; Warriors even series

May 19, 2016

Curry dazzles again; Warriors even series

Once Stephen Curry finally gathered himself and got up following a scary first-quarter dive into the stands, fans inside Oracle Area could take a breath, sit back and watch the MVP put on a spectacular shooting show. Puffy right elbow and all. “The elbow’s ...

Knicks want Hornacek as coach

May 19, 2016

Knicks want Hornacek as coach

The New York Knicks want Jeff Hornacek as their next coach. The team is working on a deal to hire Hornacek, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Wednesday. President of basketball operations Phil Jackson has had discussions with ...

Cavaliers blow out Raptors in Game 1 of East finals

May 18, 2016

Cavaliers blow out Raptors in Game 1 of East finals

The Cavaliers are rolling through the East with ease. LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and Cleveland picked up where it left off before a long layoff by thumping the Toronto Raptors 115-84 in Game ...

Pacers hire McMillan as head coach

May 17, 2016

Pacers hire McMillan as head coach

Larry Bird found the Indiana Pacers’ new voice on his own bench. Now Nate McMillan must show his old-school style will still resonate with today’s young players. Bird promoted the 51-year-old McMillan to head coach Monday, hoping he will change the culture inside the ...

Thunder rally leads to upset of Warriors

| May 17, 2016

Thunder rally leads to upset of Warriors

Outside his locker room, first-year Thunder coach Billy Donovan received a round of hugs and celebratory handshakes for pulling off something no other team has done at Oracle Arena this postseason: win. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City dazzled in the fourth quarter ...